The forthcoming documentary about The Beatles from director Peter Jackson, entitled The Beatles: Get Back, has been given a release date and some outlining details.The film, which will hit theaters in the U.S. and Canada on September 4th via Disney, is set to cover the recording sessions for the rock n’ roll pioneers’ final album, Let It Be. The album’s creation was already the subject of a 1970 movie by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, titled Let It Be, who has graciously granted Jackson access to the over 55 hours of film as well as 140 hours of audio, the vast majority of which has not been seen or heard. Get Back will also feature the entirety of The Beatles’ iconic rooftop concert from January 30th, 1970 on top of Apple Corps headquarters in London, marking the band’s final public performance together.Related: City Of Liverpool To Open Memorial Garden In Honor Of George Harrison Where Jackson’s film splits with Hogg’s is in the portrayal of the band’s dynamic in 1969, prior to their official break up in 1970. In Hogg’s Let It Be, the band’s members appear to be a quarreling group of artists all attempting to move in different directions without each other’s support. It appears that they simply tolerate one another so as to reach a common goal, and eventually get out of the studio and go home. Whereas, in Jackson’s Get Back, he has stringed together never-before-seen footage from in the studio to better exemplify this lifelong group of friends who are living their greatest fantasy alongside the people who know them best.“I am really happy that Peter [Jackson] has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together,” Paul McCartney said. “The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”In an interview for The Bealtes’ SiriusXM channel, Ringo Starr has also championed the documentary and its positive spin on an event so widely reported but so narrowly understood as the disbanding of The Beatles.“Peter is great and it was so cool looking at all this footage,” Starr said. “There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out. There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”Watch the full clip below.Ringo Starr On Peter Jackson’s ‘Let It Be’ Documentary & The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert[Video: SiriusXM]Jackson said of the film, “Working on this project has been a joyous discovery. I’ve been privileged to be a fly on the wall while the greatest band of all time works, plays and creates masterpieces.”Stay tuned to Disney’s social media for updates on tickets and screenings of The Beatles: Get Back.
Nugs To Rebroadcast 2019 Bone Diggers Neal Casal Tribute Ft. Jennifer Hartswick & Jeff Franca [Video]
Fans will get the chance to relive the 2019 concert from the Bone Diggers–a San Francisco-based outfit comprised of Reed Mathis, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Danny Eisenberg, and Scott Rager who perform the music of Paul Simon–which took place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO on August 27th, 2019, which came in tribute to Neal Casal, who died the previous day at age 50 on August 26th.The rebroadcast of the 2019 outdoor performance, which notably featured guest sit-ins from Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) and Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation), will air via Nugs this Friday, January 8th, starting at 9 p.m. ET. The stream will also be available to watch on-demand for up to 48 hours after.Stream access will be available to purchase for an affordable $6.99, with all proceeds set to benefit Backline, the nonprofit launched in October 2019 that connects musicians, crews, and their families with mental health services.Revisit the band’s performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” featuring Hartswick and Franca during the August 27th performance ahead of Friday’s rebroadcast below.Bone Diggers Ft. Jennifer Hartswick & Jeff Franca – “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – 8/27/19[Video: Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven]Click here for the stream ticket pre-order info.
It’s just one of the latest episodes of attacks on medial professionals, according to “Nobody touches Hippocrates,” a group founded in 2017 in response to rising violence against medics in Italy. “We are in the trenches,” Francesco Marino, the national secretary for emergency services of the Italian Federation of Doctors of General Medicine, was quoted as saying. The teens are accused of entering the emergency room on Sunday and forcing the crew into the ambulance, MSN reported. The teens then made the crew drive to a neighborhood where they were “surrounded by a horde of angry bystanders who pelted the health workers with insults.” NAPLES, Italy — A group of teenagers are accused of hijackingan ambulance and its crew to treat an associate with a sprain, a grouprepresenting health workers said. Marino called for new regulations to protect health workersas public servants so police will automatically investigate. The crew was then forced to treat a young man with thesprain, according to the report. The group of hijackers are accused of being part of an organizedcrime syndicate in the area. Related: Increased Violence Leads to EMS Self-Defense Classes
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhat are the benefits of sub-prime mortgages on the culture of bribery south of the border? Give the Mexican police force access to home mortgages to help fight widespread corruption in its ranks. So goes the thinking of a new pilot program designed to “keep them out of the pockets of organized crime”. Officers and prison guards in Michoacan state can now benefit from special deals to finance new home ownership. (Associated Press via Yahoo News) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Lady Gaga and her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, joined actor Vince Vaughn and other celebrities in the Chicago Polar Plunge Sunday, an annual charity event for the local chapter of Special Olympics.More than 4,500 others braved the waters of Lake Michigan, which measured an icy 33 degrees, to raise $1.1 million dollars for the charity— the most in the event’s history.“It’s fantastic,” Vaughn told reporters afterward.Gaga, who went under from head to toe, emerged proclaiming, “It was awesome.” She later posted on Facebook, “Feels so good to do things for a good cause like the Special Olympics. It’s great donate money, but also great to donate a gesture of love for those who deserve to be showered with it.” A polar plunge in Virginia Beach in February also raised more than $1.1 million for that state’s Special Olympics.Special Olympics Virginia president Rick Jeffrey said 4,781 chill seekers in that seaside city helped the group hit the one million dollar mark for the fifth year in a row.“Our athletes face a number of foes and opponents each day but none is more pervasive than low expectations,” said Jeffrey on their website. “The community’s support of events like the Polar Plunge Winter Fest shows a commitment to celebrating what our athletes and communities can achieve when we play and live unified.”(WATCH the video from TODAY or READ the story in the Chicago Tribune)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe group from Eindhoven whose prototype car won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge for three years, just introduced the world’s first long-range solar car—the four-passenger all-electric vehicle called Lightyear One.The prototype, which has already sold 100 orders to be filled in 2021, was presented to a select audience of investors, customers, partners, and press last week at the break of dawn in the Netherlands.“This moment represents a new era of driving,” said Lex Hoefsloot, CEO and co-founder of Lightyear. “Two years of dreaming, thinking and working hard have led to this milestone, which is a giant leap towards achieving our mission of making clean mobility available to everyone.” Lightyear was founded in 2016 after receiving enough accolades, grants, and investment that they were able to develop their working prototype in just two years.RELATED: Tesla’s Solar Roof May Actually Be Cheaper Than Your Own RoofThe Lightyear One has been engineered using only the principles of physics to produce maximum efficiency for their plug-in car to get “the most out of every ray of sunshine.”They were able to produce a 4-passenger luxury car that requires only half the energy consumption of other cars in its class—with a battery two-thirds the size of a Tesla S but providing longer range, up to 800 kilometers (497 miles) if driving in full sun.The Lightyear One two door, four-passenger carHoefsloot continued, “The main goal of the car is to fill in where electric cars fall short. Research has shown that range and the lack of charging options are still the top concerns that people have when considering electric cars.”RELATED: Germany Debuts First Overhead Power Lines for Keeping Electric Trucks Charged on the HighwayIt can charge directly from the sun, but also can be plugged in. So effectively, you charge a lot faster from any power outlet. You can charge up to 400 km (248 miles) at night from an ordinary household electrical outlet.The car is constructed from high-tech materials to have the lowest weight possible while maintaining stringent passenger safety.The roof and hood are comprised of five square meters of integrated solar cells in safety glass so strong that a fully-grown adult can walk on them without causing dents.Lightyear One is propelled by four independently driven wheels, so no energy is lost in transit from the engine to the wheel.In addition to solar power, Lightyear One can be charged at a (fast)charging station or a regular outlet.Crash testing has yet to be undertaken, but they’re looking forward to crashing one ”for science.”Hoefsloot and his team of international engineers—some coming from Ferrari and Tesla—believe that with advancements in solar cars, making them cheaper in the future, they can make a big dent in world CO2 emissions.Since new technology has a high unit cost at the beginning, they have to start in an exclusive market—the first production vehicles cost $127,000. But the next models Lightyear plans to develop will have a significantly lower purchase price.ALSO: Tesla’s Record-Breaking Mega Battery–Installed on a Bet–Saves Australia $40 Million in Its First YearCombined with the low operating costs of the vehicle—a low price per kilometer—the third, final step will be to provide truly sustainable cars that are more affordable to use than the cost of gas you would need to drive a combustion car.“This will prove to be our most important tipping point in the near future, and it will pave the way for a car fleet that is one hundred percent sustainable.”They have yet to ramp up production of the Lightyear One in their new facility in Helmond, but buyers can reserve one of the 500 electric vehicles for a reservation fee of €119,000 on their website (with expected delivery in 2021).(WATCH the car driving in the video below)Race to Be the First to Post About This New Solar Car on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Notre Dame basketball usher John Jurek was critically injured shortly before 7 a.m. Monday morning in a hit-and-run, according to a story from WNDU. Police say a car that was heading north on Portage Avenue struck Jurek near Cleveland Road and did not stop driving, according to WNDU. The driver fled through the nearby Meijer parking lot.Jurek is currently in the hospital with critical head and abdominal injuries.Officers said Jurek was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the accident, and that he is an active walker. Police are still investigating the situation and are currently looking the driver of a small, tan- or cream-colored car with front hood damage on the passenger side, according to WNDU.Tags: hit and run, john jurek, Notre Dame basketball, usher
One person died and up to ten others were injured in a shooting at Kelly’s Pub — located at 1150 E. Mishawaka Ave. on South Bend’s east side — early Sunday morning, according to a report from the South Bend Tribune.“One person has died and there are multiple others injured,” the police said in the article.According to the article, the man killed in the incident was Brandon Williams, a 27-year-old resident of Niles, Michigan. A spokeswoman at Memorial Hospital said eight people were admitted with gunshot wounds in the aftermath of the shooting.According to the article, the St. Joseph County Police assisted the South Bend Police Department (SBPD) in locking down the hospital after a crowd of over 100 “upset and angry citizens” from Kelly’s Pub descended on the hospital. The county police also helped the SBPD take emergency calls as the city police responded to the shooting.Tags: Kelly’s Pub, Shooting, South Bend Police Department, St. Joseph County Police Department